Launching on March 23, 2022, on the Zero Meridian Line between London’s National Maritime Museum and the world-famous Royal Greenwich Observatory, the new Longines Spirit Zulu Time collection adds a multi-zone reference hours for the Longines Spirit line and bears a name that marks its development. uniqueness, inherited from the first GMT wristwatch launched by Longines in 1925.

Launching on March 23, 2022, on the Zero Meridian Line between London’s National Maritime Museum and the world-famous Royal Greenwich Observatory, the new Longines Spirit Zulu Time collection adds a multi-zone reference hours for the Longines Spirit line and bears a name that marks its development. uniqueness, inherited from the first GMT wristwatch launched by Longines in 1925.

The steel Longines Spirit Zulu Time watch has an English green bezel and matte black dial on a metal bracelet. The whole is powered by an “in-house” self-winding movement with GMT function and quick-adjust crown. The bezel allows the display of a third time zone.

These steel models are intrinsically linked to the pioneering spirit of the brand, the realization of the Maison watchmaker’s centuries-old expertise in this type of timepiece.

To understand the importance of the connection between the present and the past, the heritage curators of the manufacturer based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, in the historic workshops, are presented in the salons of the August London Building, Longines’ first dual-time zone wristwatch was produced in 1925. This historic rectangular piece – a fashionable shape at the time – is displayed on the dial of the Zulu flag. Inheriting values beyond ourselves, the products of this collection with 42mm diameter steel cases bear the name Zulu, referring to the letter Z symbolizing time universally in aviation and the armed forces.

Longines Spirit Zulu Time watch. It should be noted that the position of the GMT hand is above the hour hand. This reduces the height of the hand and refines the entire piece.

A link between history and innovation, the instruments of this Longines Spirit Zulu Time collection pay tribute to a rich heritage to deliver an exceptional timepiece for all explorers and travelers. intercontinental visitors. As Matthias Breschan, Longines CEO, said, these emblematic pieces of an art of living the luxurious life, reflect the aviation adventure that Longines has supported by inventing throughout its history. Some of the most special watches are dedicated to aviators such as Amy Johnson (a British pilot and pioneer of powered flight) or Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon (pilots who flew across Thailand). Binh Duong did not stop first in 1931).

Longines Spirit Zulu Time watch. 5 stars is a sign of the high quality and precision of the automatic movement.

Aesthetically, Spirit Zulu’s period references are distinguished by the careful crafting of their finishes. The case is thin (13.9mm) and water-resistant to 100m in the middle, making us forget the rather large diameter of 42mm, which has alternating matte, polished and satin coatings for effect. the best. They feature a bi-directional rotating steel bezel enhanced with colored ceramic and are available in matte black, microblasted anthracite or blue dial versions. Carefully finished, they feature a discreetly placed date window at 6 o’clock, hour chapter markers with luminescent material for optimal reading in the dark. And the famous 5 stars guarantee the extremely high quality of their calibers.

The watch seen from the back with a system that allows the metal bracelet to be removed without tools.

To make this collection a reality, Longines used a proprietary self-winding movement. To bring this collection to life, Longines used an exclusive self-winding mechanical movement (L844.4 (A31.L411) developed for the brand by the Swatch Group with a self-winding mechanical movement). barrel. silicon balance spring and the addition of an integrated function panel to provide a specific GMT display with intuitive adjustment by the screw-down crown. Efficient with a 72-hour power reserve and COSC-certified chronographs, which supply each of these watches, are offered on a leather strap with micro-adjustable folding clasp or on an easily removable steel link, to become a watchmaking icon for the most refined self-expression anywhere in the world.

The Longines watch was the first GMT to be worn on the wrist, produced in 1925 with a Zulu dial.

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